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Estimates of Global Food Production in the Year 2050 – Will We Produce Enough to Adequately Feed the World?

By | June 30, 2011

Global food security is one of the most pressing societal issues of our time. Based on food production databases assembled and maintained by the United Nations, I have identified the specific crops that supply 95% of the food needs of the world, six large regions into which the world may be divided, twenty sub-regions, and twenty-five individual countries… Read More »

The Many Benefits of Atmostpheric CO2 Enrichment

By | February 3, 2011

SPPI has published a new Book, The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment. The full book can be purchased here: http://www.valeslake.com/bookmart.htm Global warming alarmists tell us the horrors of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. Skeptics tell us that it’s not all that bad. Finally, there is a non-apologetic treatise that tells us of the benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment in… Read More »

A Rational Look at Green Jobs

By | February 23, 2010

Recent public statements promote the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) as a way to create millions of green jobs. But the esoteric definition of green jobs may deliver employment far below what these statements lead average Americans to expect. The electric sector is likely to provide less than two or three percent of these projections in… Read More »

A Rational Look at Climate Change Concerns & the Implications for U.S. Power Companies

By | July 2, 2009

There is, perhaps, no subject that currently stands greater in importance—not to mention confusion, hype and hysteria—than the topic of climate change (formerly referred to as global warming). Regardless of man’s influence on the climate, policies under active debate and consideration could entirely change the way that we produce, and consume, energy to fuel our economy and lifestyle.… Read More »

Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?

By | May 26, 2009

Global warming is one of the most serious issues of our times. Some experts claim the rise in temperature during the past century was “unprecedented” and proof that immediate action to reduce human greenhouse gas emissions must begin. Other experts say the warming was very modest and the case for action has yet to be made. The reliability… Read More »

Polar Bears, Climate Change, and Human Dignity

By | December 14, 2008

Polar bears are recognized worldwide as living symbols of the Arctic, and have recently become prominent symbols in international campaigns to combat global climate change. On May 14, 2008 a slightly different symbolic association was presented to the world. Against a backdrop of American flags and large photos of polar bears, the US Secretary of the Interior announced… Read More »

Lights Out in 2009?

By | October 6, 2008

The U.S. Faces Serious Risks of Brownouts or Blackouts in 2009, Study Warns The NextGen Energy Council Enviro Group Lawsuits, Cost Concerns, Climate Regulation Uncertainty Cited As Major Obstacles To Grid Improvements. A new study released this week highlights what experts have been saying for years: the U.S. faces significant risk of power brownouts and blackouts as early… Read More »

Al Gore’s Carbon Empire, Cashing in on Climate Change

By | September 10, 2008

Al Gore says everyone will benefit when new government rules require companies to pay to reduce global warming. But some people will benefit more than others, as will some companies. Benefiting most are those like the ex-vice president who can set up and invest in companies that will profit from the federal regulations imposing heavy costs on others.

Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate

By | May 2, 2008

“In his speech at the United Nations’ climate conference on September 24, 2007, Dr. Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, said it would most help the debate on climate change if the current monopoly and one-sidedness of the scientific debate over climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was eliminated. He reiterated his proposal… Read More »